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From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: March 02, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Further to my correspondence to you of Friday, February 28, 2020, please find below updated information regarding job actions by Ontario teachers:

AEFO has notified us that a one-day full withdrawal of services by all its members is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The official AEFO Communiqué (attached) states:

« La prochaine journée de débrayage provincial pour l’AEFO aura lieu le jeudi 5 mars 2020. Les 12 000 membres du personnel enseignant et suppléant seront en place sur les 93 sites de piquets de grève, partout en Ontario. La liste des sites et heures de piquets de grève sera accessible dès lundi à www.ensemblepouragir.ca »

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the upcoming strike action by AEFO members and that they are aware that:

  • there will be no practicum on March 5 in the schools where AEFO teachers are employed.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are apprised of the above.

In addition, please also remind your fellow teacher candidates that all Affiliates –AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF– continue to engage in ongoing work-to-rule actions. Consequently, teacher candidates need to continue to be vigilant about NOT volunteering, under any circumstances, to take on ANY activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


Prochain débrayage provincial et mise à jour sur la négociation

OTTAWA, le 29 février 2020 – La prochaine journée de débrayage provincial pour l’AEFO aura lieu le jeudi 5 mars 2020. Les 12 000 membres du personnel enseignant et suppléant seront en place sur les 93 sites de piquets de grève, partout en Ontario. La liste des sites et heures de piquets de grève sera accessible dès lundi à www.ensemblepouragir.ca .

La 27e journée de négociation entre l’AEFO, le gouvernement et le Conseil des associations d’employeurs (CAE) – représentant les 12 conseils scolaires francophones -- a eu lieu hier, le 28 février. La rencontre s’est terminée avec très peu de progrès. L’offre du CAE n’était toujours pas suffisante pour protéger et améliorer les droits et acquis des membres du personnel enseignant et suppléant, ni pour protéger les conditions de travail essentielles à l’apprentissage des élèves.

« L'AEFO en est à un point mort avec les conseils scolaires et le ministre de l’Éducation Stephen Lecce. Nous estimons qu’ils continuent à faire la sourde oreille aux demandes importantes des enseignantes et enseignants. L’AEFO ne souhaite plus poursuivre un dialogue de sourds, » a déclaré le président de l’AEFO, Rémi Sabourin.

L’AEFO réévaluera sa stratégie de grève dans les prochains jours.  Une réunion du conseil d’administration de l’AEFO est prévue à Toronto le mardi 3 mars afin de déterminer les prochaines étapes.

La phase 3 de la grève du zèle se poursuit. L’information est disponible au www.ensemblepouragir.ca .

L’AEFO compte environ 12 000 membres et représente les enseignantes et les enseignants des écoles élémentaires et secondaires de langue française de l’Ontario, tant catholiques que publiques, en plus du personnel professionnel et de soutien œuvrant dans différents lieux de travail francophones.

Renseignements:

Marilyne Guèvremont
Cadre – service des communications mguevremont@aefo.on.ca, 613 850-6410


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: February 25, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Further to my correspondence to you of yesterday, Monday, February 24, 2020, please find below updated information regarding job actions by Ontario teachers:

  1. AEFO has notified us that the one-day full withdrawal of services that was scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 27, will not take place, owing to the massive winter storm forecast by Environment Canada. The announcement received from AEFO states:

« En raison des prévisions météorologiques annonçant d’importantes chutes de neige dans plusieurs régions de l’Ontario, l’AEFO annulera sa journée de débrayage ce jeudi 27 février. »

Updates en français regarding AEFO strike action can be found at www.ensemblepouragir.ca .

  1. OTF has been asked by some Deans to clarify the impact of yesterday’s Phase 6 Strike Protocol announcement by ETFO (attached) – scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Please be advised that the escalated work-to-rule action by ETFO members does NOT include a withdrawal of associate teaching services. As part of Phase 6, ETFO members will not:
    • fill in for absences that should be covered by occasional teachers and education workers.
    • upload data related to assessments.
    • use their personal funds to pay for classroom and education-related expenses.

This means that teacher candidates may continue to attend practicum as usual until further notice. As with all of the ongoing work-to-rule actions, teacher candidates will need to continue to be vigilant about not volunteering to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the suspended strike action by AEFO members and to ensure that you are aware that there will be practicum on February 27 in the schools where AEFO teachers are employed, UNLESS schools are closed due to inclement weather.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

Additionally, please also remind your fellow teacher candidates that all Affiliates – AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF – continue to engage in ongoing work-to-rule actions and that, as noted above, they should not volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


From: Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) / Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l’élémentaire de l’Ontario (FEEO)

Date: February 24, 2020

For Immediate Release

Ford government must get back to the bargaining table and negotiate deals that are good for students, educators and public education

TORONTO – The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is urging the Ford government and its Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, to get back to the bargaining table so agreements can be reached that are good for students, educators and public education by Friday, March 6, 2020.

“ETFO begins its Phase 6 Strike Protocol on Wednesday, February 26,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “That means our members will remain in schools and will follow their teaching, student supervision and preparation time schedules, as well as other scheduled duties. They will not fill in for absences that should be covered by occasional teachers and education workers, or upload data related to assessments. In addition, ETFO members will not be using their personal funds to pay for classroom and education-related expenses.”

“During this phase of strike action, ETFO wants to highlight a long-standing concern, which is that teachers and educators have been filling in education funding gaps themselves by paying for classroom basics – books, paper, art supplies, technology, furniture and so on – out of their own pockets,” said President Hammond. “These are items that should be covered by the Ministry of Education and school boards, but aren’t.”

“Using their own money to ensure their students have what they need to learn is just another example of the lengths our members will go to support Ontario’s public education system,” noted Hammond. “Unfortunately, this government’s inclination is quite different. It’s determined to pull much-needed funding out of our schools and undermine an education system that is consistently ranked as one of the top performers in the world.”

As part of Phase 6 strike action, ETFO members will also be building on the overwhelming support they received on picket lines from parents, businesses and community partners by advocating around key education and bargaining issues at information pickets and online.

“ETFO is asking the government to get back to the bargaining table and negotiate an agreement by Friday, March 6,” said Hammond. “The Ford government has an opportunity to ensure stability in elementary schools. If the government ignores this opportunity and chooses labour disruption instead, ETFO will move to its Phase 7 Strike Protocol on Monday, March 9, 2020.”

For more information, contact ETFO Media Relations: Denise Hammond, dhammond@etfo.org or via cell: 416-948-2428.


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: February 24, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers. In addition to sanctions already in place, and unless a negotiated settlement is found:

  1. On Thursday, February 27, all 12,000 members of l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) across Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services. The announcement received from AEFO states:
    « La prochaine journée de débrayage est prévue pour le 27 février 2020. Les lieux et horaires de piquetage seront affichés mercredi. »

Updates en français regarding AEFO strike action can be found at www.ensemblepouragir.ca

  1. On Friday, February 28, teacher members of OSSTF employed by the Keewatin-Patricia, Ontario North East, Moose Factory Island, James Bay Lowlands Secondary, Rainbow, Bluewater, Upper Grand, Durham, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ottawa-Carleton and Upper Canada school boards and the Provincial School Authority will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

    Additionally, support staff members of OSSTF employed by the Wellington Catholic and Hamilton- Wentworth Catholic school boards, the Provincial School Authority, Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières and Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, as well as at the specific schools listed in Appendix A in the Conseil scolaire publique de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario, Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and Conseil scolaire des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est will also be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike actions by AEFO and OSSTF members and that all are aware that there will be no practicum on the dates specified above in the schools where teachers are on strike. For schools where support staff workers are on strike, your Dean will need to check with the appropriate school boards to ascertain whether or not practicum may continue in those schools.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

Suspension of Rotating Strikes by OECTA

On the evening of Friday, February 21, OTF received the attached news release from OECTA regarding its decision to suspend strike action that had been planned for this week (February 24 – 28), as negotiations between OECTA and the Government of Ontario were set to resume on Monday, February 24. What this means is that practicum in Catholic schools where OECTA members are employed may continue this week as usual.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


APPENDIX A - Group 4 (February 21, 2020)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
• District School Board Ontario North East
• Moose Factory Island District Area School Board
• James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board
• Rainbow District School Board
• Bluewater District School Board
• Upper Grand District School Board
• Wellington Catholic District School Board
• Durham District School Board
• Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
• Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
• Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
• Upper Canada District School Board
• Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivieres
• Conseil scolaire de district catholique de I'Est ontarien
• Provincial Schools Authority

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire publique du Grand Nord de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• École publique Camille-Perron (Markstay-Warren)
• École publique de la Decouverte (Val Caron)
• École publique Foyer-Jeunesse (Hanmer)
• Éole publique Franco-Nord (Azilda)
• École publique Helene-Gravel (Sudbury)
• École publique Jean-Ethier-Blais (Sudbury)
• École publique Jeanne-Sauve (Sudbury)
• École publique Pavilion-de-I'Avenir (Chelmsford)
• École publique de Noelville (Noelville)
• École Cap sur I'Avenir (Sudbury)
• École secondaire Hanmer (Hanmer)
• École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier (Sudbury)
• École secondaire de la Riviere-des-Francais (Noelville)
• Siege social du Conseil scolaire du Grand-Nord de ('Ontario
• Centre informatique
• Centre pedagogique

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• École Ste-Marie (Azilda)
• École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford)
• École Notre-Dame de la Merci (Coniston)
• École St-Etienne (Dowling)
• École Saint-Joseph (Espanola)
• École St-Augustin (Carson)
• École Notre Dame (Hanmer)
• École St-Joseph (Hanmer)
• École St-Paul (Lively)
• École St-Antoine (Noelville)
• École St-Charles Borromee (St-Charles) École Felix-Ricard (Sudbury)
• École St-Denis (Sudbury)
• École St-Dominique (Sudbury)
• École St-Joseph Sudbury
• École St-Pierre (Sudbury)
• École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron)
• École Ste-Therese (Val Therese)
• École St-Thomas (Warren)
• École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford)
• École secondaire catholique Franco-Quest (Espanola)
• College Notre-Dame (Sudbury)
• École secondaire du Sacre-Coeur (Sudbury)
• École secondaire catholique ('Horizon (Val Caron)
• Carrefour Options (Sudbury)
• Siege social du Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• École secondaire catholique Saint-Charles-Garnier
• École elementaire catholique Corpus-Christi
• Ecole elementaire catholique Jean-Paul II
• École elementaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse (Durham)
• École secondaire Academie catholique Mere-Teresa
• École élémentaire catholique Monseigneur-de-Laval
• École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame (Hamilton)
• Point de service Ryan Paquette
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Philippe
• Garderie Copains copines

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• École secondaire Ronald-Marion
• École élémentaire Antonine-Maillet
• École secondaire Georges-P. Vanier
• École élémentaire Renaissance
• École élémentaire Pavilion de la jeunesse
• École élémentaire des Quatre-Rivieres

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• École élémentaire publique Carrefour Jeunesse (Rockland)
• École élémentaire publique Charlotte-Lemieux (Ottawa)
• École élémentaire publique De la Riviere-Castor (Embrun)
• École élémentaire publique des Sentiers (Orleans)
• École élémentaire publique Francojeunesse (Ottawa)
• École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy (Ottawa)
• École élémentaire publique Jeanne-Sauve
• École élémentaire publique Julie-Payette (Kanata)
• École élémentaire publique Le Prelude (Orleans)
• École élémentaire publique Le Trillium (Ottawa)
• École élémentaire publique L'OdysseeEcole elementaire publique Louise Arbour
• École élémentaire publique Marie-Curie (Ottawa)
• École élémentaire publique Maurice-Lapointe
• École élémentaire publique Mauril-Belanger
• École élémentaire publique Michel-Dupuis
• École élémentaire publique Michaelle-Jean (Nepean)
• École élémentaire publique Nouvel Horizon (Hawkesbury)
• École élémentairepublique Ottawa Ouest
• École élémentaire publique Rose des Vents (Cornwall)
• École elementaire publique Seraphin-Marion (Ottawa)
• École élémentaire publique Trille des Bois
• École élémentaire publique Rose des Vents
• École élémentaire publique Terre des Jeunes
• École élémentairepublique Barrhaven Sud
• École secondaire pubiique Omer-Deslauriers (Ottawa)
• École secondaire publique De La Salle (Ottawa)
• École secondaire publique Gisele-Lalonde (Orleans)
• École secondaire publique Louis-Riel (Gloucester)
• École secondaire publique L'Alternative (Ottawa)
• École secondaire publique Le Transit (Ottawa)
• École pour adulte le Carrefour (Ottawa)
• École secondaire publique Le Sommet (Hawkesbury)
• École élémentaire et secondaire publique I'Academie de La Seigneurie (Casselman)
• Centre d'éducation et deformation de I'Est ontarien (CEFEO) (Ottawa)
• École secondaire publique L'Heritage (Cornwall)

Those members employed by the Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• Acadamie catholique Ange-Gabriel
• Academie catholique Notre-Dame
• Centre educatif -Conseil (Ottawa)
• Centre professionnel et technique Minto
• College catholique Franco-Quest
• College catholique Mer Bleue
• College catholique Samuel-Genest
• École catholique Notre-Dame-des-Champs
• École d'enseignement personnalisee Edouard-Bond
• École d'enseignement personnalisee La Source
• École d'enseignement personnalisee Lamoureux
• École élémentaire catholique des Pionniers
• École élémentaire catholique Montfort
• École élémentaire catholique Alain-Fortin
• École élémentaire catholique Arc-en-ciel
• École élémentaire catholique Au Coeur d'Ottawa
• École élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaitre
• École élémentaire catholique des Pins
• École élémentaire catholique des Voyageurs
• École élémentaire catholique Elisabeth-Gruyere
• École élémentaire catholique Georges-Etienne-Cartier
• École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-GauthierEcole elementaire catholique J-L-Couroux
• École élémentaire catholique La Verendrye
• École élémentaire catholique Laurier-Carri~re
• École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau
• École élémentaire catholique Notre Place
• École élémentaire catholique Reine-des-Bois
• École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Bernadette
• École elementaire catholique Sainte-Genevieve
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Kateri
• Écofe élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeois
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marie
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Therese d'Avila
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Francois-d'Assises
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Guillaume
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Paul II
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph-d'Orleans
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Remi
• École élémentaire catholique Terre-des-jeunes
• École élémentaire catholique de la Decouverte
• École élémentaire catholique Pierre-Eliott-Trudeau
• École élémentaire catholique L'Etoile-de-L'est
• École élémentaire catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
• École secondaire catholique Garneau
• École secondaire catholique Franco-Cite
• École secondaire catholique Beatrice-Desloges
• École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais
• École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard
• Éducation permanente


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: February 20, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) in the week of February 24 to 28, 2020:

  1. On Monday, February 24, members of OECTA employed by the following school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services:
    • Huron-Superior Catholic DSB
    • Niagara Catholic DSB
    • Northwest Catholic DSB
    • St. Clair Catholic DSB
    • Toronto Catholic DSB
    • Waterloo Catholic DSB
  2. On Tuesday, February 25, members of OECTA employed by the following school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services:
    • Durham Catholic DSB
    • Halton Catholic DSB
    • Huron-Perth Catholic DSB
    • Kenora Catholic DSB
    • Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic DSB
    • Ottawa Catholic DSB
    • Peterborough VNC Catholic DSB
    • Sudbury Catholic DSB
    • Thunder Bay Catholic DSB
  3. On Thursday, February 27, members of OECTA employed by the following school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services:
    • Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic DSB
    • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB
    • Bruce-Grey Catholic DSB
    • Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB
    • Northeastern Catholic DSB
    • Renfrew County Catholic DSB
    • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic DSB
    • Superior North Catholic DSB
  1. On Friday, February 28, members of OECTA employed by the following school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services:
    • Catholic DSB of Eastern Ontario
    • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic DSB
    • London District Catholic DSB
    • York Catholic DSB
    • Wellington Catholic DSB
    • Windsor-Essex Catholic DSB

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OECTA members and ensure that they are aware that there will be no practicum in the Catholic school boards named above on the dates specified.

Additionally, teacher candidates should be reminded that teachers in all Affiliates – AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF – continue to engage in ongoing work-to-rule actions and that they should not volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: February 12, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

For the first time since the political protest of 1997, all members of AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF across Ontario will be participating in a one-day full withdrawal of services. This action in defence of publicly-funded education in our province is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 21, 2020.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by teachers across the province and that all are aware that there will be no practicum on February 21. Teacher candidates who wish to show support and solidarity for the striking teachers would be more than welcome to join the picket lines.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: February 10, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers, in addition to sanctions already in place:

  1. On Thursday, February 13, all 12,000 members of l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) across Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services. The withdrawal is part of AEFO’s Phase 3 strike action, announced on February 7, which will include a one-day full withdrawal of services every week.
     
  2. On Thursday, February 13, teacher members of OSSTF employed by the Algoma, Superior- Greenstone, Greater Essex, Avon Maitland, Peel, Niagara, Limestone and Renfrew school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services. Additionally, support staff members of OSSTF employed by the Huron-Superior Catholic school board and at the schools listed in Appendix A in the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and Conseil scolaire des écoles catholiques de Centre-Est will also be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike actions by AEFO and OSSTF members and that all are aware that there will be no practicum on February 13 in the schools where teachers are on strike. For schools where support staff workers are on strike, your Dean will need to check with the appropriate school boards to ascertain whether or not practicum may continue in those schools.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

Additionally, please keep in mind that teachers in all Affiliates – AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF – continue to engage in ongoing work-to-rule actions. Kindly remind teacher candidates that they should not volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

In an effort to avoid confusion about the many strike actions being undertaken this week, you will find on the following page a full summary of this week’s strike actions by teachers that have impact on practicum placements.

Calendar of Strike Activity Impacting Practicum Placements for the Week of February 10 - 14, 2020

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Avon Maitland, Durham, Durham Catholic* (designated childhood educators only), Halton, Hastings-Prince Edward, Lambton Kent, Rainbow, Thames Valley and Upper Grand school boards and the Campbell Children’s School Authority.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by all 83,000 members of ETFO across Ontario.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Algoma, Greater Essex, Limestone, Niagara, Renfrew County, Toronto, Toronto Catholic* (designated early childhood educators only) and Waterloo school boards, Moosonee and Moose Factory District School Authorities and Bloorview, John McGivney Children’s Centre, KidsAbility and Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre School Authorities.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by all 12,000 members of AEFO across Ontario.
     
  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF teacher members in Algoma, Superior-Greenstone, Greater Essex, Avon Maitland, Peel, Niagara, Limestone and Renfrew school boards and by OSSTF support staff members in Huron-Superior Catholic school board* and in select schools in the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and Conseil scolaire des écoles catholiques de Centre-Est (see Appendix A attached to this letter).*

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Kawartha Pine Ridge, Near North and Rainy River school boards.

NOTE: Faculties will need to check these boards to see if practicum may continue

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


APPENDIX A - Group 2 (February 07, 2020)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Algoma District School Board
  • Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
  • Superior-Greenstone District School Board
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Avon Maitland District School Board
  • Peel District School Board
  • District School Board of Niagara
  • Limestone District School Board
  • Renfrew County District School Board

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École publique echo-les-Rapides (Sault Ste-Marie)
  • École publique l'Escalade (Wawa)
  • École publique dElliot Lake (Elliot Lake)
  • École secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes (Elliot Lake)
  • École secondaire d'Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville)
  • Ecole publique Franco-Manitou (Manitouwadge)
  • École secondaire Château-Jeunesse (Longlac)
  • École secondaire Cite-Supérieure (Marathon)

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École Saint-Joseph Blind River
  • École Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau)
  • École St-Joseph (Dubreuilville)
  • Ecole Georges Vanier (Elliot Lake)
  • École Saint Nom de Jésus (Homepayne)
  • École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
  • Ecole Sainte-Anne (Spanish)
  • École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)
  • École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River)
  • École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau)
  • École secondaire Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
  • École secondaire Saint-Joseph Wawa)

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites Will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Ecole élémentaire catholique Immaculée-Conception
  • École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Darne-de-la-Jeunesse (Niagara Falls)
  • École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Welland)
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Antoine
  • École élémentaire catholique
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (St.Catharine)
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d'Assise
  • Garderie Coccinelles Zélées
  • École secondaire catholique Sainte-Famille
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Jeanne-dArc
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Bosco
  • École élémentaire catholique Ange-Gabriel
  • École élémentaire catholique René-Lamoureux
  • École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Georgetown)
  • Garderie Porte soleil

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École secondaire Franco-Niagara
  • École élémentaire Nouvel Horizon
  • École élémentaire LaMarsh
  • École élémentaire L'Héritage
  • École élémentaire Louise-Charron
  • École élémentaire L'Envolée
  • École secondaire de Lamothe Cadillac
  • École élémentaire Le Flambeau
  • École secondaire Jeunes sans frontières
  • École élémentaire Carrefour des jeunes
  • Centre de Formation
  • Bureau administratif de Welland

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon (Kingston)
  • École élémentaire et secondaire publique L'Équinoxe (Pembroke)
  • École secondaire publique Mille-lles (Kingston)

All members employed by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie — Pavillon élémentaire
  • Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie — Pavillon secondaire
  • École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin
  • École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier

From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: February 5, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), in addition to sanctions already in place:

  1. On Monday, February 10, members of ETFO employed by the Avon Maitland, Durham, Durham Catholic (designated childhood educators only), Halton, Hastings-Prince Edward, Lambton Kent, Rainbow, Thames Valley and Upper Grand school boards and the Campbell Children’s School Authority will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  2. On Tuesday, February 11, all 83,000 members of ETFO across Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  3. On Wednesday, February 12, members of ETFO employed by the Algoma, Greater Essex, Limestone, Niagara, Renfrew County, Toronto, Toronto Catholic (designated early childhood educators only) and Waterloo school boards, Moosonee and Moose Factory District School Authorities and Bloorview, John McGivney Children’s Centre, KidsAbility and Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre School Authorities will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  4. On Thursday, February 13, members of ETFO employed by the Bluewater, Grand Erie, Hamilton-Wentworth, Keewatin-Patricia, Lakehead, Ontario North East, Ottawa-Carleton, Peel, Penetanguishene Protestant Separate, Simcoe County, Superior-Greenstone, Trillium Lakelands and York Region school boards, and at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  5. On Friday, February 14, members of ETFO employed by the Kawartha Pine Ridge, Near North and Rainy River school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike actions by ETFO members and that they are aware that there will be no practicum in the public elementary schools, treatment facilities and school authorities named above on the dates specified. In terms of the one-day strike actions by designated childhood educators at the above-named Catholic school boards, your Dean will need to check with these boards to ascertain whether or not schools will remain open and, accordingly, whether practicum may continue on those days.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 30, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers:

In addition to sanctions already in place, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in Appendix A, which accompanies this letter.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they are aware that there will be no practicum on February 4 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Appendix A. As previously communicated, there will also be no practicum in English Catholic school boards across the province on February 4 (including those listed on Appendix A) due to a one-day strike by members of OECTA. For the Francophone schools listed in Appendix A, your Dean will need to check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on February 4 in those boards/schools.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

In an effort to avoid confusion about the many planned strike actions announced for next week, you will find on the following page a full summary of the strike actions by teachers that will have impact on practicum placements if a negotiated settlement is not reached prior to next week. Please be reminded that some school boards may be closing schools where education workers are engaged in strike action, even if teachers in those boards are not on strike. Your Dean will need to check with the appropriate school boards to ascertain whether or not practicum may continue for those schools.

Additionally, please keep in mind that teachers in all Affiliates AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF continue to engage in ongoing work-to-rule actions. Kindly remind your fellow teacher candidates that they should not volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

Calendar of Potential Strike Activity Impacting Practicum Placements for the Week of February 3 - 7, 2020

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in the Bluewater, Grand Erie, Halton, Ontario North East, Renfrew County, Superior Greenstone and Trillium Lakelands school boards.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in the Avon Maitland, Durham, Durham Catholic, Hastings-Prince Edward, Lambton Kent, Peel, Rainbow, Thames Valley and Upper Grand school boards and the Campbell Children’s School Authority.

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OECTA members in all English Catholic school boards across the province.

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF members in the Lakehead, Lambton Kent, Thames Valley, Waterloo Region, York Region, Halton and Kawartha Pine Ridge school boards.

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF support staff members in the Thunder Bay Catholic, Waterloo Catholic and York Catholic school boards. Additionally, there will be a one-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF support staff members in select schools in the Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir and Conseil scolaire Viamonde. Faculties will need to check these boards to see if practicum may continue in the affected Francophone schools.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in the Kawartha Pine Ridge, Keewatin-Patricia, Lakehead, Near North, Ottawa-Carleton, Penetanguishene Protestant Separate, Rainy River, Simcoe County and Upper Canada school boards.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by all ETFO members across the province. Faculties will need to check

Catholic boards where ETFO support staff members are on strike to see if practicum may continue.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in the Algoma, Greater Essex County, Hamilton- Wentworth, Limestone, Niagara, Toronto, Toronto Catholic, Waterloo and York Region school boards as well as the Bloorview, John McGivney Children’s Centre, KidsAbility, Moosonee, Moose Factory and Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre school authorities. Faculties will need to check Catholic boards where ETFO support staff members are on strike to see if practicum may continue.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato
Director, Professional Affairs


APPENDIX A - Group 1 (January 30, 2020)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• Lakehead District School Board
• Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
• Lambton Kent District School Board
• Thames Valley District School Board
• Waterloo Region District School Board
• Waterloo Catholic District School Board
• York Region District School Board
• York Catholic District School Board
• Halton District School Board
• Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Those members employed by Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• Ecole elementaire catholique Cardinal-Leger
• Ecole elementaire catholique Mere-Elisabeth-Bruyere
• Ecole secondaire catholique Pere-Rene-de-Galinee
• Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Rene-Goupil
• Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Rene-Goupil —Programme avant et apres ecole
• Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Noel-Chabanel (Cambridge)
• Ecole elementaire catholique Jean-Beliveau
• Ecole elementaire catholique Le-Petit-Prince
• Ecole catholique Pape-Francois
• Ecole secondaire Renaissance
• Campus Renaissance
• Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Jean
• Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Michel
• Ecole elementaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (Markham)
• Ecole catholique Monseigneur-Jamot
• Ecole elementaire catholique Sainte-Marie (Oakville)
• Garderie satellite Copains copines —Sainte-Marie (Oakville)
• Ecole secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinite
• Ecole elementaire catholique Milton Sud
• Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Nicolas

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

• Ecole elementaire La Pommeraie
• Ecole elementaire Marie-Curie
• Ecole secondaire Gabriel-Dumont
• Academie de la Tamise
• Ecole elementaire Les Rapides
• Ecole secondaire Franco-Jeunesse
• Ecole elementaire Viola-Leger
• Ecole elementaire L'Odyssee
• Ecole elementaire L'Harmonie
• Ecole secondaire Gaetan-Gervais
• Ecole elementaire Patricia-Picknell
• Ecole elementaire du Chene
• Ecole elementaire Dyane-Adam
• Ecole elementaire Horizon Jeunesse
• Ecole secondaire Norval-Morrisseau
• Ecole elementaire La Fontaine
• Academie de la Moraine
• Ecole elementaire Paul-Demers
• Ecole secondaire Etienne-Brute


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 28, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

In addition to sanctions already in place, members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) in all bargaining units in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OECTA members and that they are aware that there will be no practicum on February 4 in Catholic schools across the province.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

OTF has been receiving questions from several of you, asking what, if anything, teacher candidates (TCs) can do to show support and solidarity for the striking teachers. While there is no expectation for you or your fellow TCs to join picket lines, you are certainly welcome to do so should you so wish. You can also show your support by: taking time to talk to teachers who are on the picket lines to gain better understanding of the pertinent issues; talking to your family and friends about why teachers are taking this action in support of publicly-funded education in Ontario; or even simply bringing coffee to the striking teachers.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 27, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers:

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has advised that, if central agreements are not reached by January 31, 2020, in addition to sanctions already in place ETFO will escalate its strike action as follows:

  1. Beginning on Monday, February 3, and until further notice, ETFO members across the province will withdraw from all extracurricular activities. ETFO has informed us that associate teaching will NOT be affected by this escalated work-to-rule action.
     
  2. On Monday, February 3, members of ETFO employed by the Bluewater, Grand Erie, Halton, Ontario North East, Renfrew County, Superior Greenstone and Trillium Lakelands school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  3. On Tuesday, February 4, members of ETFO employed by the Avon Maitland, Durham, Durham Catholic, Hastings-Prince Edward, Lambton Kent, Peel, Rainbow, Thames Valley and Upper Grand school boards and the Campbell Children’s School Authority will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  4. On Wednesday, February 5, members of ETFO employed by the Kawartha Pine Ridge, Keewatin- Patricia, Lakehead, Near North, Ottawa-Carleton, Penetanguishene Protestant Separate, Rainy River, Simcoe County and Upper Canada school boards and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  5. On Thursday, February 6, all 83,000 members of ETFO across Ontario will be engaging in a one- day full withdrawal of services.
     
  6. On Friday, February 7, members of ETFO employed by the Algoma, Greater Essex County, Hamilton-Wentworth, Limestone, Niagara, Toronto, Toronto Catholic, Waterloo and York Region school boards as well as the Bloorview, John McGivney Children’s Centre, KidsAbility, Moosonee, Moose Factory and Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre school authorities will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike actions by ETFO members and that they are aware that there will be no practicum in the public elementary schools, treatment facilities and school authorities named above on the dates specified. In terms of the one-day strike actions by ETFO support staff members at the above-named Catholic school boards, your Dean will need to check with these boards to ascertain whether or not schools will remain open and, accordingly, whether practicum may continue on those days.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 24, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers, in addition to sanctions already in place:

  1. On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, members of l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco- ontariens (AEFO) will begin Phase 2 of their work-to-rule campaign. AEFO has advised us that the second phase of its work-to-rule will not include a withdrawal of associate teaching services. This means that teacher candidates engaged in practicum placements in francophone schools across the province may continue to participate in practicum. Full details of AEFO’s job action can be found at www.ensemblepouragir.ca.
     
  2. On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Greater Essex County, Near North, Limestone and Upper Canada school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike actions by AEFO and ETFO members and that all are aware that there will be no practicum on Wednesday, January 29 in public elementary schools in the Greater Essex County, Near North, Limestone and Upper Canada school boards.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 23, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers, in addition to sanctions already in place:

  1. On Monday, January 27, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Simcoe, Waterloo, Keewaitin-Patricia and Penetanguishene Protestant Separate school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  2. On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Kawartha Pine Ridge, Hastings-Prince Edward and Upper Grand school boards as well as Moosonee and Moose Factory Island school authorities will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by ETFO members and that they know that:

  1. There will be no practicum on Monday, January 27 in public elementary schools in the Simcoe, Waterloo, and Keewaitin-Patricia school boards.
     
  2. There will be no practicum on Tuesday, January 28 in public elementary schools in the Kawartha Pine Ridge, Hastings-Prince Edward and Upper Grand school boards and the Moosonee and Moose Factory Island school authorities.
     
  3. In terms of the one-day strike action by ETFO members at the Penetanguishene Protestant Separate school board on January 27, your Dean will need to check with the board to ascertain whether or not the Burkevale Protestant Separate School will remain open and, accordingly, whether practicum may continue there on that day.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 20, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers, in addition to sanctions already in place:

  1. On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  2. On Thursday, January 23, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Avon Maitland, Halton, Lakehead and Niagara school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.
     
  3. On Friday, January 24, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Bluewater and Ontario North East school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike actions by ETFO members and that they know that there will be no practicum on the dates indicated in public elementary schools in the above-named school boards.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

In an effort to avoid confusion about the many strike actions being undertaken this week, you will find on the following page a full summary of this week’s strike actions by teachers that have impact on practicum placements. Please be reminded that some school boards may be closing schools where education workers are engaged in strike action, even if teachers in those boards are not on strike. Your Dean will need to check with the appropriate school boards to ascertain whether or not practicum may continue for those schools.

Additionally, please keep in mind that teachers in all Affiliates – AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF – continue to engage in ongoing work-to-rule actions. Kindly remind teacher candidates that they should not volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained.

Calendar of Strike Activity Impacting Practicum Placements for the Week of January 20 – 24, 2020

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Toronto, York Region and Ottawa-Carleton school boards.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards.
  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OECTA members in all English Catholic school boards across the province.
  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF members in Rainy River, Near North, Grand Erie, Toronto, Simcoe County, Trillium Lakelands and Hasting Prince Edward school boards.
  • One-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF support staff members in Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic and Simcoe Muskoka Catholic school boards. Additionally, there will be a one-day full withdrawal of services by OSSTF support staff members in select schools in the Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and Conseil scolaire des écoles catholiques  de Centre-Est. Faculties will need to check these boards to see if practicum may continue.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Avon Maitland, Halton, Lakehead and Niagara school boards.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

  • One-day full withdrawal of services by ETFO members in Bluewater and Ontario North East school boards.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 16, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers:

  • In addition to sanctions already in place, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by ETFO members and that they know that there will be no practicum on Tuesday, January 21 in public elementary schools in the above-named school boards.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 14, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers:

  1. Commencing on Thursday, January 16, 2020, and continuing until further notice is otherwise given, members of I'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) will begin a legally constituted strike action. AEFO has advised us that the strike will take the form of a work-to-rule, with administrative duties being   most affected. AEFO has further indicated that the work-to-rule will not currently include a withdrawal of associate teaching services. This means that teacher candidates engaged in practicum placements in francophone schools across the province may continue to participate in practic um. Full details of AEFO's job action can be found at https://www.aefo.on.ca/fr/quoi-de-neuf/ensemblepournosdroits
  2. In addition to sanctions already in place, members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) in all bargaining units in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by AEFO and OECTA members and that they know there will be no practicum on January 21 in Catholic schools across the province. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates  at your institution  are well apprised of the situation.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 13, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

As you will no doubt have noticed, the past week has seen a number of new or escalated strike actions being announced by teachers' unions across Ontario. We are doing our best to ensure that you receive the information as clearly and promptly as possible. We assume that you are by now familiar with OTF's policies on strikes and the impact on practicum placements; in the interests of brevity, we will not be quoting the pertinent OTF policies in each communication as we move forward with providing you with updated information.

Below is new information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF):

  1. In addition to sanctions already in place, commencing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and continuing until further notice is otherwise given, OSSTF members in all bargaining units will not provide comments on any elementary report cards.
     
  2. On January 15, 2020, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in the Attachment 1, which accompanies this letter.
     
  3. Commencing on January 15, 2020 and continuing until further notice is otherwise given, OSSTF members seconded to the M.F. McHugh Education Centre, administrated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board, will engage in a number of sanctions pertaining to report cards, data entry, EQAO activities, Ministry of Education initiatives, meetings and professional development (PD) days. Full details of these sanctions are provided on Attachment 2 to this letter.

As you are aware, OTF's policies pertain only to strikes by teachers (OTF members), and not to strikes by education workers in the listed bargaining units/schools. That said, it is possible that boards will decide to close schools in which education workers are on a full withdrawal of services. You will need to check this with the specific boards, should you have teacher candidates who are in practicum placements in those boards.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they know there will be no practicum on January 15 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Attachment 1. For the Francophone schools listed in Attachment 1, your Dean should check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on January 15 in those boards/schools.  We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the situation.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


ATTACHMENT 1 (January 10, 2020)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the  full withdrawal of services:

  • Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
  • District School Board Ontario North East
  • Moose Factory Island District Area School Board
  • James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board
  • Rainbow District School Board
  • Bluewater District School Board
  • Upper Grand District School Board
  • Wellington Catholic District School Board
  • Durham District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Upper Canada District School Board
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien
  • Provincial Schools Authority

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École publique Camille-Perron (Markstay-Warren)
  • École publique de la Découverte (Val Caron)
  • École publique Foyer-Jeunesse (Hanmer)
  • École publique Franco-Nord (Azilda)
  • École publique Hélène-Gravel (Sudbury)
  • École publique Jean-Éthier-Blais (Sudbury)
  • École publique Jeanne-Sauvé (Sudbury)
  • École publique Pavillon-de-l’Avenir (Chelmsford)
  • École publique de Noëlville (Noëlville)
  • École Cap sur l’Avenir (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire Hanmer (Hanmer)
  • École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire de la Rivière-des-Français (Noëlville)
  • Siège social du Conseil scolaire du Grand-Nord de l’Ontario

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École Ste-Marie (Azilda)
  • École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford)
  • École Notre-Dame de la Merci (Coniston)
  • École St-Étienne (Dowling)
  • École Saint-Joseph (Espanola)
  • École St-Augustin (Garson)
  • École Notre Dame (Hanmer)
  • École St-Joseph (Hanmer)
  • École St-Paul (Lively)
  • École St-Antoine (Noëlville)
  • École St-Charles Borromée (St-Charles)
  • École Félix-Ricard (Sudbury)
  • École St-Denis (Sudbury)
  • École St-Dominique (Sudbury)
  • École St-Joseph Sudbury
  • École St-Pierre (Sudbury)
  • École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron)
  • École Ste-Thérèse (Val Thérèse)
  • École St-Thomas (Warren)
  • École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford)
  • École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest (Espanola)
  • Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire catholique l’Horizon (Val Caron)
  • Carrefour Options+ (Sudbury)

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École secondaire catholique Saint-Charles-Garnier
  • École élémentaire catholique Corpus-Christi
  • École élémentaire catholique Jean-Paul II
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse (Durham)
  • École secondaire Académie catholique Mère-Teresa
  • École élémentaire catholique Monseigneur-de-Laval
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame (Hamilton)
  • Point de service Ryan Paquette
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-René-Goupil
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-René-Goupil – Programme avant et après école
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Philippe
  • Garderie Copains copines

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École secondaire Ronald-Marion
  • École élémentaire Antonine-Maillet
  • École secondaire Georges-P.-Vanier
  • École élémentaire Renaissance
  • École élémentaire Pavillon de la jeunesse
  • École élémentaire des Quatre-Rivières

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École élémentaire publique Carrefour Jeunesse (Rockland)
  • École élémentaire publique Charlotte-Lemieux (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique De la Rivière-Castor (Embrun)
  • École élémentaire publique des Sentiers (Orléans)
  • École élémentaire publique Francojeunesse (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Julie-Payette (Kanata)
  • École élémentaire publique Le Prélude (Orléans)
  • École élémentaire publique Le Trillium (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Marie-Curie (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Michaëlle-Jean (Nepean)
  • École élémentaire publique Nouvel Horizon (Hawkesbury)
  • École élémentaire publique Rose des Vents (Cornwall)
  • École élémentaire publique Séraphin-Marion (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique De La Salle (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde (Orléans)
  • École secondaire publique Louis-Riel (Gloucester)
  • École secondaire publique L’Alternative (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Le Transit (Ottawa)
  • École pour adulte le Carrefour (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Le Sommet (Hawkesbury)
  • École élémentaire et secondaire publique l’Académie de La Seigneurie (Casselman)
  • Centre d’éducation et de formation de l’Est ontarien (CEFEO) (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique L’Héritage (Cornwall)
  • École elementaire publique Jeanne-Sauve
  • École elementaire publique L'Odyssee
  • École elementaire publique Louise Arbour
  • Ecole elementaire publique Maurice-Lapointe
  • École elementaire publique Mauril-Belanger
  • École elementaire publique Michel-Dupuis
  • École elementaire publique Ottawa Quest
  • École elementaire publique Trille des Bois
  • École elementaire publique Rose des Vents
  • École elementaire publique Terre des Jeunes
  • École elementaire et secondaire publique Riviere Rideau
  • École secondaire publique Barrhaven Sud

Those members employed by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Académie catholique Ange-Gabriel
  • Académie catholique Notre-Dame
  • Centre éducatif - Conseil (Ottawa)
  • Centre professionnel et technique Minto
  • Collège catholique Mer Bleue
  • Collège catholique Samuel-Genest
  • École catholique Notre-Dame-des-Champs
  • École d’enseignement personnalisée Édouard-Bond
  • École d’enseignement personnalisée La Source
  • École d’enseignement personnalisée Lamoureux
  • École élémentaire catholique des Pionniers
  • École élémentaire catholique Montfort
  • École élémentaire catholique Alain-Fortin
  • École élémentaire catholique Arc-en-ciel
  • École élémentaire catholique Au Cœur d’Ottawa
  • École élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaître
  • École élémentaire catholique des Pins
  • École élémentaire catholique des Voyageurs
  • École élémentaire catholique Élisabeth-Bruyère
  • École élémentaire catholique Georges-Étienne-Cartier
  • École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier
  • École élémentaire catholique J-L-Couroux
  • École élémentaire catholique La Vérendrye
  • École élémentaire catholique Laurier-Carrière
  • École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre Place
  • École élémentaire catholique Reine-des-Bois
  • École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Bernadette
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Kateri
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeois
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marie
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Thérèse d’Avila
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assises
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Guillaume
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Paul II
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph-d’Orléans
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rémi
  • École élémentaire catholique Terre-des-jeunes
  • École élémentaire catholique de la Découverte
  • École élémentaire catholique Pierre-Eliott-Trudeau
  • École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité
  • École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges
  • École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais
  • École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard
  • Éducation permanente
  • École elementaire catholique L'Etoile-de-L'est
  • Éole elementaire catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
  • École secondaire catholique Garneau
  • College catholique Franco-Quest

ATTACHMENT 2 (January 10, 2020)

Beverley Eckensweiler
President, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association
Box 2064, Suite 1804
20 Eglinton Avenue W.
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1 K8

Dear Beverley Eckensweiler:

In accordance with s. 34 (3) and s. 34 (7) of the School Boards' Collective Bargaining Act, this letter serves notice of a strike in respect of central bargaining. Commencing on January 15, 2020 and continuing until notice is given otherwise, OSSTF/FEESO members seconded to the M. F. McHugh Education Centre, administered by the Ottawa Catholic School Board, will engage in the following sanctions:

Report Cards:

• The members will not participate in the preparation and inputting of report card comments, including learning skills.
• The members will input marks only on the report cards;
• The members will not prepare progress report cards.

Data Entry:

• The members will not enter diagnostic testing data in school board systems.

EQAO:

• The members will not participate in any EQAO-related activities, including field testing, marking, administrative duties, test preparation, and administration of the test.

Ministry of Education Initiatives:

• The members will not attend or participate in any meetings, and/or undertake tasks related to any Ministry of Education initiative.

o The members will not conduct or submit any student assessment data (i.e., OnSis/MISA) for any purpose other than their own personal student assessment.

Meetings:

• The members will not attend staff meetings, department meetings, divisional meetings, Ministry or board in-services, or any other such activity. Professional Development (PD) Days
• The members will engage in self-directed professional development activities on PD days. Members will report to their regularly assigned workplace on any PD days that occur during the job action, and determine how to use that time to best meet their professional development needs.

Sincerely,

Pierre Côté, Ph.D.
General Secretary


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 10, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

We have received notification from the Elementary Teachers' Federation  of  Ontario (ETFO) that, in addition  to the Phase 1 Work-To-Rule (WTR) Strike Protocol begun on November 26, 2019 and the Phase 2 WTR Strike Protocol begun on December 10, 2019, ETFO will be initiating Phases 3 and 4 of its WTR commencing on Monday, January 13, 2020.

It is our understanding from ETFO that these actions still do NOT include a withdrawal of associate teaching services. This means that teacher candidates engaged in practicum placements in public elementary schools across the  province may continue to participate in practicum.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the escalated strike action by ETFO members. Teacher candidates should also be reminded not to volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the situation. Full details of the Phase 3 and 4 WTR Strike Protocols can be found at: https://etfocb.ca/strike-protocol-work-to-rule-phases-34/

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 06, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

We have received notification from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) that, in addition to sanctions already in place, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in Appendix A, which accompanies this letter.

OTF Policy 4 on Teacher Education states that:

4.1.6 in the event of a full withdrawal of services in a strike situation involving members of  the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for practicum, or for any other placement of student  teachers;

4.1.7 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for the inservice program leading to additional qualifications; and

4.1.8 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, no OTF Affiliate shall accept teacher candidates re-assigned from the striking Board.

While the above OTF policies pertain only to strikes by teachers (OTF members), and not to strikes by education workers in the listed bargaining units, it is possible that boards will decide to close schools in which education workers are on a full withdrawal of services. The Dean of your Faculty/School of Education will need to check this with the specific boards, should there be teacher candidates who are in practicum placements in those boards.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they know there will be no practicum on January 8 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Appendix A. For the Francophone schools listed in Appendix A, your Dean should check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on January 8 in those boards/schools. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the situation.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra


APPENDIX A (January 06, 2019)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 

• Algoma District School Board
• Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
• Superior-Greenstone District School Board
• Greater Essex County District School Board
• Avon Maitland District School Board
• Peel District School Board
• District School Board of Niagara
• Limestone District School Board
• Renfrew County District School Board 
 
Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École publique Écho-les-Rapides (Sault Ste-Marie)
• École publique l’Escalade (Wawa)
• École publique d’Elliot Lake (Elliot Lake)
• École secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes (Elliot Lake)
• École secondaire d’Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville)
• École publique Franco-Manitou (Manitouwadge)
• École secondaire Château-Jeunesse (Longlac)
• École secondaire Cité-Supérieure (Marathon) 

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École Saint-Joseph Blind River
• École Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau)
• École St-Joseph (Dubreuilville)
• École Georges Vanier (Elliot Lake) 
• École Saint Nom de Jésus (Hornepayne)
• École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
• École Sainte-Anne (Spanish)
• École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)
• École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River)
• École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau)
• École secondaire Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
• École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) 

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École élémentaire catholique Immaculée-Conception
• École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier
• École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse (Niagara Falls) 
• École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Welland)
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Antoine
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (St.Catharine)
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assise
• Garderie Coccinelles Zélées
• École secondaire catholique Sainte-Famille
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Bosco
• École élémentaire catholique Ange-Gabriel
• École élémentaire catholique René-Lamoureux
• École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Georgetown)
• Garderie Porte soleil 

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École secondaire Franco-Niagara
• École élémentaire Nouvel Horizon
• École élémentaire LaMarsh
• École élémentaire L’Héritage
• École élémentaire Louise-Charron
• École élémentaire L’Envolée
• École secondaire de Lamothe Cadillac
• École élémentaire Le Flambeau
• École secondaire Jeunes sans frontières
• École élémentaire Carrefour des jeunes
• Centre de Formation
• Bureau administratif de Welland 

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon (Kingston)
• École élémentaire et secondaire publique L’Équinoxe (Pembroke)
• École secondaire publique Mille-Îles (Kingston) 

All members employed by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie – Pavillon élémentaire
• Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie – Pavillon secondaire
• École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin
• École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier


From: The Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: December 16, 2019

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Further to my correspondence to you of November 22, November 29 and December 6, 2019, we have received notification from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) that, in addition to sanctions already in place, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in Appendix A, which accompanies this letter.

OTF Policy 4 on Teacher Education states that:

4.1.6 in the event of a full withdrawal of services in a strike situation involving members of  the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for practicum, or for any other placement of student  teachers;

4.1.7 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for the inservice program leading to additional qualifications; and

4.1.8 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, no OTF Affiliate shall accept teacher candidates re-assigned from the striking Board.

While the above OTF policies pertain only to strikes by teachers (OTF members), and not to strikes by education workers in the listed bargaining units, it is possible that boards will decide to close schools in which education workers are on a full withdrawal of services. The Dean of your Faculty/School of Education will need to check this with the specific boards, should there be teacher candidates who are  in practicum placements in those boards.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they know there will be no practicum on December 18 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Appendix A. For the Catholic boards and Francophone schools listed in Appendix A, your Dean should check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on December 18 in those boards/schools. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the  situation

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


APPENDIX A (December 16, 2019)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

Those members employed by Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Lakehead District School Board
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Lambton Kent District School Board
  • Thames Valley District Schoof Board
  • Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • York Region District School Board
  • York Catholic District School Board
  • Halton District School Board
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • École élémentaire catholique Cardinal-LegerÉcole
  • École élémentaire catholique Mere-Elisabeth Bruyere
  • École secondaire catholique  Pere-Rene-de-Gallnee
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rene-Goupil
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Noel-Chabanel (Cambridge)
  • École élémentaire catholique Jean-Beliveau
  • École élémentaire catholique Le-Petit-Prince
  • École catholique Pape-Francois
  • École secondaire Renaissance
  • Campus Renaissance
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean
  • École elementaire catholique Saint-Michel
  • École elementaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (Markham)
  • École catholique Monseigneur-Jamot
  • École elementaire catholique Sainte-Marie  (Oakville)
  • Garderie satellite Copains copines - Sainte-Marie  (Oakville)
  • École secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinite
  • École elementaire catholique Milton Sud
  • École elementaire catholique Saint-Nicolas
  • École elementaire La Pommeraie
  • École elementaire Marie-Curie
  • École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont
  • Academie de la Tamise
  • École élémentaire Les Rapides
  • École secondaire Franco-Jeunesse
  • École élémentaire Viola-Leger
  • École élémentaire L'Odyssee
  • École élémentaire L'Harmonie
  • École secondaire Gaetan-Gervais
  • École élémentaire Patricia-Picknell
  • École élémentaire du Chene
  • École élémentaire Dyane-Adam
  • École élémentaire Horizon  Jeunesse
  • École secondaire Norval-Morrisseau
  • École élémentaire La Fontaine
  • Academie de la Moraine
  • École élémentaire Paul-Demers
  • École secondaire Etienne-BrOJe